Former acrobat and PSC graduate Aaron Walker has found his niche in photographing the body and movement. He experiments with complex rigging and lighting mixed with high-end fashion. His work shows the body as almost super human but also fragile. Read about why he changed career from aerial acrobatics coach to professional photographer, how he grew his business while studying, and how he did some of his most physically demanding and emotionally sensitive shoots.
Topics: art photography, Commercial, interview, part time, Part Time Course, part time photography, photographers, photography competition, photography courses melbourne, Photography Education, Photography feature, photography graduates, photography school, PSC, PSC graduate, studying photography, uni courses, university, Advanced Diploma, Advanced Diploma of Photography, Award winning, career, careers, commercial photography, Digital Photography, fashion, fashion photography, graduates, learning photography, melbourne, part time courses, Part Time Photography Course, photographer, photography, photography courses Australia, photography studies, Photography Studio, Photography Tips, professional photography, Award winning Photographer, Exhibitions, Latest Blogs, PSC Staff Member, PSC Student
Second year Bachelor's student Alex Colcheedas was initially studying in the U.S. on a soccer scholarship when back-to-back injuries made him rethink his future. He then returned to Australia and began to follow his dreams of becoming a professional photographer. Read about why adventure ignites his passion for photography, how he already has a job lined up for when he graduates and where one of his favourite places on earth is to photograph.
Topics: studying photography, top institute, Travel Photography, uni courses, university, wedding photographer, wedding photography, wildlife, Students, travel, Photojournalist, Master Of Arts Photography, photojounalism, Latest Blogs, PSC Staff Member, PSC Student
Martika Shakoor, PSC Advanced Diploma student, talks about her experience with the PSC/Amnesty International Australia Photographers Network. She is a second-generation Afghan who is specialising in photojournalism and documentary photography. Along with her keen interest in human rights, she was an ideal candidate to be trained by Amnesty International as a volunteer photographer, given photographic briefs and accompany active campaigners to document events. Continuing this year, this initiative aims to provide PSC students with new opportunities to gain experience as working photographers and extend their network.
Topics: education, interview, part time, Part Time Course, part time photography, photographers, photography courses melbourne, photography school, photojournalism, student bios, studying photography, women in photography, diploma of photography, Indigenous Australians, learning photography, part time courses, Part Time Photography Course, photographer, photography, photography courses Australia, photography studies, Photography Tips, professional photography, Student of the year, Students, Mentoring, Photojournalist, sports photography, photojounalism, Latest Blogs, In the Press, PSC Staff Member, PSC Student
After dropping out of his double degree and taking time to figure out his life's passion, Elisey Agarev, realised that his future was in photography. Now a second year Bachelor of Photography student at PSC, he talks about making the right choices, his love of live music event photography, and his plans to gradually gain a foothold in the industry.
Topics: bachelor of photography, Commercial, interview, photographers, photography courses melbourne, Photography Education, Photography feature, photography school, studying photography, top institute, uni courses, university, bachelor degree, bachelor of art, Bachelor of Art Photography, career, careers, commercial photography, diploma of photography, full time, full time courses, full time photography melbourne, learning photography, melbourne, music, photographer, photography, photography courses Australia, photography studies, Photography Tips, Students, Photojournalist, Latest Blogs, PSC Staff Member, PSC Student
This month Photography Studies College is abuzz with many students and graduates posting about their recent accolades from Capture Magazine's Australia's Top Emerging Photographers list. In the Student Category one of our first year's won the top award (and her image graced the cover), and two more students were listed in the Top 10. A PSC graduate made the top 20 in the Portraits Category, and a PSC tutor who is also a past graduate took out 9th place in the Art Category. And many others have been Highly Commended in various categories of photography. We talk to a few of these rising stars about their award-winning work – and along the way discover why PSC students have an edge of others.
Topics: art photography, australia, bachelor of photography, photographers, photography competition, photography graduates, photography school, PSC graduate, Street Photography, student bios, timor leste, top institute, Travel Photography, alumni, Art, Award winning, bachelor of art, Bachelor of Art Photography, career, careers, commercial photography, Digital Photography, diploma of photography, fashion photography, fine art photography, full time courses, full time photography melbourne, learning photography, part time courses, Part Time Photography Course, photographer, photography, photography studies, professional photography, Published Work, Staff, Student of the year, Students, Master Of Arts Photography, photojounalism, Award winning Photographer, Latest Blogs, Graduate, In the Press, PSC Staff Member, PSC Student, Pro Photography Certificate
Our recent Anzac Day 2019 workshop helmed by highly acclaimed documentary photographers Michael Coyne and David Callow produced some poignant and memorable images with students.
French international student Jules Perrenot is in his final year of his Bachelor of Photography at Photography Studies College. He talks about preparing for his career in fashion photography, establishing the right creative connections, and how Photography Studies College has sharpened the way he creates photographs.
Confronting and visceral is one way to describe visual artist and Photography Studies College graduate Sophie Gabrielle's haunting series (currently on exhibition via Foam gallery in New York and featured in Foam magazine). While her body of work may tug on our fears of being human lab rats, she says it was all part of her healing process . We talk to Sophie about her experimental work, artist residency in Iceland and how PSC helped nurture her award-winning artistic sensibilities.
Topics: bachelor of photography, bachelor degree, bachelor of art, Bachelor of Art Photography, Obscura Festival of photography, Obscura Photo Festival, Award winning Photographer, Solo Exhibition, Exhibitions, Latest Blogs, Graduate, PSC Student
"The most rewarding moment at PSC was probably when I realised that my work could contribute to something bigger than just making an image.
It could tell a story, create emotion and feeling."
PSC Alumni, Teagan Glenane shares how she turned her creativity into a career.
What inspired you to study photography?
Since I can remember I loved making things, and all things creative bought me so much joy. I love art, magazines, books, movies, all things visual, but it turned out I was actually pretty crap at painting and drawing. My studio arts teacher in year 11 took the paints away and lent me an old film camera instead. The first photos I took were pretty crappy, but they felt good to make. Watching those images form from nothing but light and chemicals in front of my eyes, was magic.
PSC student Stavros Messinis was recently awarded the Ilford CCP Salon Best Photobook Design Award for his title "Dream State".
We recently caught up with Stavros to ask him about his recent success and his love of creating photobooks.
Congratulations Stavros. You must be very pleased with the outcome.
How did “Dream State “come about?
Thank you. Yes, the award was a wonderful surprise which I did not expect. I was just happy to present my work at such a great photography exhibition.
The "Dream State" started as a personal style development project at PSC. Working on this project, doing research, shooting, editing and presenting photos in the class and with the feedback I was getting, I believe I finally found a new way to express myself poetically through photography. This project is inspired by Surrealism, like my poetry. So, working on this project was an exciting experience.